CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: May 24, 2013||
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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
As a part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program, the Meriden Railroad Station will be reconstructed in its present location.
The project proposes construction of a state-of-the-art passenger railroad station that includes two (2) 500’ covered high level platforms to allow for level boarding. The proposed project also includes constructing a pedestrian bridge (walkway) and elevator towers in order to allow for safe pedestrian access across the tracks. Brook Street between State Street and the Railroad Crossing will be closed as a part of the project in order to accommodate surface parking (79 spaces). The remaining section of Brook Street between North Colony Street and the Railroad Crossing will remain open for business and municipal access. A second parking lot along North Colony and Church Street is proposed and will include 74 parking spaces. Sidewalk access to the proposed Station will be provided from North Colony Street and State Street.
Work is scheduled to begin in 2014 and be complete in 2016. The approximate cost is $24,000,000 funded through the Federal Rail Administration and with State of Connecticut matching funds.
The Public Information Meeting is being held to afford an opportunity for the public to participate and comment in person on the proposed project.
Plans will be available for public review. CTDOT personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project. More detailed information is available at CTDOT’s Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Anyone wishing to review the plans may contact Mr. Eric Bergeron, Project Engineer, at (860) 594-3152. Plans will also be available for review in the City Engineers Office of Meriden.
All persons interested in this project are welcome to attend this meeting and discuss the project with CTDOT personnel.